A Word from the Editor
October 2000 by Scott HarnYou may recall seeing the Treasure Hawk Mine cleanup project featured in the August 2000 issue of ICMJ...
For the last two years we’ve held a hands-on prospectors training session in the Iowa Hill district of California’s Mother Lode country as a part of our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit event. Because of this, I thought it might be good to take a look at the history, geology and opportunities that the Iowa Hill district still offers to the individual prospector.
The idea of decisive action in 2014 will be at the heart of my presentation at the ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit of April 5-6 in Placerville. I look forward to meeting you all then.
Two of the major factors affecting the profitability of a placer mining enterprise are the relative efficiency of the mining equipment, and the rate and percentage of recovery obtained while conducting mining operations.
During any great gold rush, tales of fantastic finds abound—some are real and some are not. In the mother lode country of California, in the fall of 1850, there were a lot of fantastic finds and probably the wildest tale of that time was the story of a lake surrounded...
There’s a lot of luck involved when it comes to finding gold. Sometimes it’s being in the right place at the right time. Other times it’s simply by accident that discoveries are made.
Following is a speech Rep. Ron Paul delivered to the House of Representatives in early June, making a case for the return to the gold standard.—Editor
The Bawl Mill • Under the Guise of Environmental Protection—EPA Revealed • The Centennial Lode and the Centennial Ridge District, Wyoming • Company Notes • Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold • Massive Sulfide Deposits in Oregon • Recreational Dredging on the South Yuba River • The Trapiches of Chile • Tales of Liberty Gold • Drywashing Alluvial Placers • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices